Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tour of Collections~ Boxes and Shelves....

Tour of collections~ Boxes and Shelves

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I love boxes and shelves!!! I don't know what it is about them that I love so much, but if I see one, it usually comes home with me! Maybe it is because they hold my collections so well..... Yes, I think that is it! I can go to the box or shelf and SEE everything that I have! Boxes can create the most wonderful vignettes, they can add height and look good doing it and they are a wonderful conversation piece! Shelves are the same way.... There is so much you can do with one. If they are open in the back, add cloth to match the decor of your room! You can also do this with closed shelves, but I tend to like the wood feeling for my background. However if you decide to use your shelf or box, remember this is a collection you can start easily and it will be a very useful one. Check yard sales, goodwill or thrift stores to pick up shelves/boxes cheaply. Believe me, it has been a very long time since I have paid much for any shelf or box. Look hard and you will find them!!





13 comments:

Cheryl Carey Bass said...

Ooooooh! I DO so like your boxes and shelves! I, too, have an affinity for shelves, but have to really limit myself. There just aren't enough walls in this place to hang everything! Yours look great, though! I think you're absolutely correct about the fact that they make creating little perfect "vignettes".

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Oh...your box and shelf collection is wonderful! Your vignettes are stunning...great showcase for all your "treasures". I am going to mark the date for this "collections" day ...looks so FUN!

Mary said...

Hey sweetie, did you get my email??
Just wanted to see if you were still able to come and visit Bev and I today? We can still drive your way if it is better for you.
Hugs

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Ohhh, I love them! I just have to take time to study what's in all of these charming vignettes! What a great idea for a blogging party.
Good tidings tax day to you, Marsha

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

I love this! I'm heading to work but will try to link up later. Share mine. I don't have ANYTHING like you have, but I do love box collections!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Yvette,
I participated in your last party and I met some great blogging friends. This is such a good idea. I love shelves myself. Thanks for sharing your treasures. Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

RR Mama said...

So cool! I love how you have everything deocrated. I have to brag...R8 made a play at home last night that just blew me away! Ball hummed from outfield he caught it and stood firm at home and the guy ran over him and he still held the ball and made he out! How is the shop going????

The Vintage Attic said...

Wow, I just found your blog and love it. you are so creative and inspiring. love the blocks you make , I've been working on some blocks but nothing like yours,love them, I also added myself as a follower can't wait to see your next blog, ubtil then I'll be reading your past one.
Thanks for inspiring me.
Melissa

Tiedupmemories said...

Love your wooden boxes! They are so much fun to create with!You can make differnt levels of displays on them and change them out too!A lot more intersting than your standard bookshelves!!

Carrie said...

Your use of shelves to display your collections makes for great vignettes.

The Vintage Attic said...

I found time truly I stole time from something else I should be doing, to participate in your what I collect day. again love your blog..
Melissa

Mary said...

Yvette, it was pure pleasure to meet you today. I am so thankful our paths have crossed.
Hugs!

Bumble Bee Cottage said...

You collections look lovely on your 'collection' of shelves. Thankyou for hosting 'What I collect' it is fun to participate and share with other collectors.

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